HC Deb 17 July 1986 vol 101 cc632-4W
Mr. Lilley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to the percentage of planning appeals to him which were successful (a) in total and (b) expressed as a percentage of the total number of planning applications in the area covered by the St. Albans district council in each of the years from 1983 to 1985.

Mr. Tracey

[pursuant to his reply, 16 July 1986]: The number of appeals against planning decisions by local planning authorities in England received in the calendar years 1983, 1984 and 1985, the number decided and the number allowed were:

Number received Number decided Number allowed Percentage success rate
1983 13,699 11,221 3,633 32.4
1984 16,192 11,643 3,773 32.4
1985 17,053 14,639 5,477 37.4

I will write to my hon. Friend about the number of planning appeals relating to the area covered by the St. Albans city council.